I don't know about you, but on the back of our toilet there is a spray can of room deodorizer for those "less fresh" moments. How UGLY is that? The toilet is ugly enough, but then we have to keep a can of room spray on the tank. Yech!!
My mother-in-law showed me a way to pretty up your bathroom by hiding that ghastly can of spray for FREE!
Supplies (all on hand):
- empty Pringles chips can
- tissue paper in a colour that matches your bathroom
- mod podge
- trinket, fake flower or figurine (optional)
|When I saw the full-sized Pringles chips at my local dollar store for a buck apiece, I snapped up two cans!|
|Once you've emptied the can and given the inside a wipe with a dry paper towel, give the outside a coat of ModPodge.|
Oh, and you can put the plastic lid aside - we won't need it for this project.
|Once you've covered the can and bottom completely with one layer of tissue paper, apply another nice coat of ModPodge for the pretty paper. |
I placed the pretty paper upside-down on the table and just rolled my can onto it.
|Make sure that you completely cover the solid bottom of the can, and tuck your loose ends into the opening with more ModPodge to stick it down.|
|Here is what my can looked like with a full layer of the pretty paper.|
(This is the bottom, but it will be the top when we put it to use in our bathroom!)
|You can use your can as seen in the previous photo, or add a little something to make it even more awesome. I chose this little porcelain bird, but you can add anything from fake flowers to Scrabble tiles to river rocks - whatever you'd like!|
I glued my bird on with carpenter's glue, but depending on your trinket, you could probably use a glue gun.
|The finished product with the can bottom as the decorative top. |
The spray can of room deodorizer will be underneath it. Just lift up your new decorative cover when you need to access it!
|And here it stands on our throne. A little bit of pretty in a bathroom can't hurt :) |
("Frog Girl" original art by Laurel Swenson http://www.laurelswenson.com/ )